Put out the welcome mat

I would just like to add my support for individuality and diversity.

Re: Resident’s upset with mayor’s tolerance message (News May 18).

I would just like to add my support for individuality and diversity.

I would think that with all the rules, controls, and bylaws already in place, that as individuals we are already overwhelmed with laws on what we can and cannot do on our property.

I, for one, would not want others deciding what is best for the design of my new family home. I fully support the mayor’s statement on Oak Bay priding itself on being a welcoming and diverse community and am shocked that people would think that they should be able to decide what is the best house design for me to live in.

There are more than enough decisions made on our behalf when living in any community.

If everyone was the same, the world would be a boring place.

Debbie Flint

Oak Bay